An extremely useful plant, which will tolerate a range of conditions including dry shade and drought.
Landscape uses include borders (along sidewalks, trails, driveways, shrubbery, and trees) and mass plantings as groundcover. Lilyturf can be established on steep slopes where erosion control is needed. Minimal maintenance is required.
Dark green, blade-like leaves provide year-round interest and in autumn, just as other flowers are beginning to fade, vibrant, long-lasting wands of deep violet flowers rise above the foliage.
Lily-turf is perfect for edging small, shady spaces - the broad grass-like foliage contrasts beautifully with large leaved plants, or for planting in groups beneath deciduous shrubs.
A herbaceous perennial forming 30-45cm high compact clumps or spreading patches of arching, linear leaves and dense spikes or racemes of small globose flowers, followed by black berries.